CHINA: Customs Conference

In Chinese eyes the Customs Conference at Peking became some-what more than an academic forum when U. S. Minister John Van Antwerp MacMurray arose and recited specific proposals favored by Washington for granting to China the tariff autonomy which she requested at the opening of the Conference (TIME, Nov. 2).

The U. S. Proposals:

1) China to be allowed to raise her present tariff schedules by levying a surtax of 2½% after Feb. 1, 1926, and a 5% tax on luxuries after July 1, 1926. This first proposal simply echoes the concessions contemplated...

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